October 24, 2018: “Jason McKoy will be the first to admit that he’s not very good at skateboarding.

“When I got my first board I ate it hard,” he says with a laugh, remembering that inaugural faceplant at age 11. “But I didn’t stop because I loved it so much.”

Skateboarding exposed the New York native to an array of art and music and got him interested in politics and community activism. Today, at 39, he’s the owner of McKoy Creative, a Pittsburgh-based marketing and design agency.

In his spare time, he promotes skateboarding culture through the nonprofit Trash to Thrash.” Read more at TribLive.com